LIEBSTER AWARD # 2!

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I’m so very glad and thankful that my blog has been nominated twice! I am the chosen one ūüôā

Thank you so much¬†https://facelessfitness.wordpress.com¬†for your awesome comment about karinateuma.wordpress.com, stating: “food is life¬†‚Äď this girl knows things.” I like it. I like it a lot!

Guess what https://facelessfitness.wordpress.com ? I think your blog is awesome!

My answers to questions asked about me:

1. What made you write a blog?

I want to create a community which teaches people about health, safety and the environment, with regards to cooking! I want to inspire everyone to feel better by cooking better! i want people to have fun in the kitchen, inspiring a new generation of young cooks, so these young little cooks can pass down this sacred food ritual to their young! This blog is intended to engage people across a diverse range of backgrounds and views on life. Let’s celebrate diversity and unite as one!

2. Would you rather tell the world your most embarrassing moment OR have the world, like everyone ever, see a video of said embarrassing moment? 

I would like to have the world see an edited version of my embarrassing moment, in which I edited myself, so I can portray a more entertaining version of events!

3. What is your job/career and if you could switch jobs (or dream jobs) what would you do instead? 

I am a Health, Safety and Environment Officer, ensuring the health and safety of personnel, along with creating a healthier environment for all and for sustainability.

4. What/who inspires you most? 

Jamie Oliver, however, I have me and admired many well-known and famous chefs and I wish to meet more!

5. What makes you laugh most?

People doing funny things¬†e.g.¬†Mr Bean. For me, it’s action!

6. Do you have a favorite blog? I know this award is for new bloggers, but if you like a blogger who has more than 200 followers please share I’d love to love them also!! 

To be honest, I can’t say I have a favourite blog, since I have many blogs I love!

7. Why did the chicken cross the road? 

Because he aspired to be as finger-licking good as those other chickens featured on KFC TV commercials!

8. Have you ever wondered if aliens roam the planet? 

Not really, however, a couple of friends I know have told me stories.

9. What is your biggest pet peeve?

That depends on the situation, so, unfortunately, I cannot narrow this down to one.

10. Where in the world is Carmen San Diego? If you don’t know who that is, then where’s Waldo? And if you don’t know who that is…..well, that’s why we have Google.

Waldo is still here, wearing his same clothes.

The ten nominated blogs are (in no particular order):

http://japanese-food.org РI am soo hungry right now!

– ¬†https://allyouneedisbacon.wordpress.com¬†– I love that singlet¬†stating “I run because I really like food.”

–¬†http://justwhiskedaway.com¬†–¬†I’m still very hungry!

–¬†https://goatsandgreens.wordpress.com¬†– Good food!

–¬†https://notbytheharvest.wordpress.com¬†– I like it a lot!

–¬†https://yearandahalf.wordpress.com¬†–¬†I like your openness!

–¬†https://aintfoundagoodtitleblog.wordpress.com¬†– Your posts are very funny!

–¬†http://www.monepositiveblog.com¬†– Happy Blog!

–¬†https://chibimoekko.wordpress.com¬†– A lovely artist!

–¬†https://thegirlwiththeirnbru.wordpress.com¬†– Keep up your good work!

My ten questions for my ten nominated blogs:

The ten questions I have for the ten nominated bloggers to answer, are:

  1. What is your favourite pastime?
  2. If you were free as a bird and money was no object, what would you be doing right now?
  3. What thing/s make you the most happy?
  4. What is your favourite genre of film?
  5. What is/are your favourite food/s and drink/s?
  6. Have you travelled? If so, what was your favourite country?
  7. What makes you feel most proud?
  8. If you were to be an animal, which animal would you be and why?
  9. Can you remember your childhood? If so, what is your favourite childhood memory?
  10. If you were to look into your future, what type of Grandma or Grandpa would you be? i.e. Young at heart, daredevil, laid back, etc

My Rules for the ten nominated blogs:

  1. Nominate 10 blogs and tell them that they have been nominated
  2. Each nominee must have under 200 followers
  3. Thank the person who nominated you and link to the nominating blog
  4. Answer my 10 questions and propose 10 new ones for your nominees
  5. Write a post containing my questions for you
  6. Include these rules in your post

Fast Ed!

Today, I was reacquainted with one of my favourite Australian TV Chefs! He’s is Aussie! He is great! His food tastes¬†AMAZING! He is such a nice person, who makes time to talk to everyone! He even let me prep some corn for him! The last time I saw Fast Ed, was back in October 2010: four and a half years later, today, I saw him again!

I was fortunate enough¬†to have a conversation with him today! I asked him: “How old were you when you started cooking?” He replied: “I was fourteen and worked in a cafe.” I told him how I was five when I first started cooking, however, there was a massive hole in the middle of the pizza! We both then joked, saying it was a ‘holy dough’ or a ‘dough with a hole in it.’ There was even a Dad’s joke coming from an old man¬†today, to which Fast Ed appreciated.

Today, I took my Mum with me, as we both love cooking. Her and I both had an absolute blast and loved every second of today! I had¬†my very first ‘Fast Ed’ Cook Book signed by him today, I was fortunate enough¬†to help him out in the kitchen, I had¬†lunch cooked for¬†me, as did everyone else, then I was fortunate enough¬†to ask Fast Ed some questions! Could my day get any better? No way!

Fast Ed and I, back on the 16th of October 2010:

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Fast Ed and I, today, the 11th of April, 2015:

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Fast Ed and I today, the 11th of April, 2015. I prepped corn:

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Fast Ed’s¬†food¬†is¬†AMAZING! The way the rump steak was cooked, was soo succulent, I am still thinking about how good it was, six hours later! All of his food tasted absolutely AMAZING! I want more of¬†his¬†food right now! All of his food was cooked on a BBQ; including the scones!

Fast Ed’s Delicious BBQ Pork Crackling and Succulent BBQ Corn:

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Fast Ed’s Juicy, Tender, Succulent and AMAZING BBQ Rump Steak:

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Fast Ed’s Delicious¬†Chili con carne:

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Fast Ed’s Amazing Dahl:

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Fast Ed’s very flavourful BBQ Lamb (the one next to the Corn):

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Fast Ed’s¬†Lovely¬†BBQ Cheese, Dill and Olive Scones:

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Furthermore, Fast Ed has a wealth of knowledge and passed down some very handy cooking tips:

– When you’re sharpening your kitchen knives, never use a sharpening pole, as this doesn’t even sharpen your knife. Use a sharpening stone, that is designed for sharpening kitchen knives, so your knives will stay sharp. The sharpening stone will last a lifetime, so will make the best present for someone you know who loves to cook.

– When BBQ’ing or grilling, never occupy more than half to two-thirds of your grill plate, in order to ensure there are hot sections left on the grill for you to turn your meat over and cook at a high temperature.

– When cooking meat, you want to cook for the shortest amount of time possible, on the highest heat (depending on your cut of meat), in order to ensure your meat stays moist and doesn’t dry out.

РGrab some foil, then some waxed kitchen paper, then place over the chicken, or other meat. Then grab some weights, like a couple of bricks, then place over the chicken. This increases the surface area of the meat over the heat, then ensures the heat goes directly throughout the chicken or other meat. This technique reduces the cooking time of the meat by one-third of the cooking time, creating the most moist, succulent chicken or other meat, you will find.

– Use semolina flour in your scones mixture, for extra crunch.

– When you’re making your scone mixture, you should aim to put 2% of salt to your flour ratio. This means, if you put 1 kilo of flour in the mixture, you’ll need to put 20 grams of salt. If you’re making cheesy-scones, you won’t need to add much salt, since there is salt in the cheese.

– Lemon juice can positively react with the ingredients in the scone mixture, creating an even greater lift to your scones, which makes them even more effective at rising.

– If you don’t have an industrial-sized mixing bowl and you need to cook for a tribe, grab a large plastic container for¬†$3!

– Use a small paring knife to remove the bone from your roast lamb, instead of paying a massive amount for filleted lamb.

РYou should always score your meat prior to cooking and seasoning, for two reasons. 1: The scoring helps to ensure uniform cooking, due to more surface area of the meat being exposed. 2: To tenderise and flavour: scoring allows the flavours to absorb deeper into the flesh, for added flavour.

– There is no need to buy fancy salts, since it is better for you to use regular salt.

N.B. I’m sure there were many other tips he mentioned today, however, these were the main ones I remembered!

Have Fun in the kitchen!

Enjoy!

Karina x